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US-based obesity firm hires former Novo VP

Ed Cinca, who was behind the launches of Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy at Novo Nordisk, has joined Currax Pharmaceuticals, which also has an obesity drug among its products.

After more than 18 years at Novo Nordisk, Ed Cinca left the Danish pharmaceutical company in July.

From October, he has assumed the position as senior vice president, global marketing and strategic alliance at the pharmaceutical firm Currax Pharmaceuticals, the company reports in a press release. The US-based group's lead asset is weight-loss drug Contrave, which has competition in the form of Novo Nordisk's Saxenda, now suceeded by Wegovy.

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